Monday, October 1, 2012

A Sneak Peek from the County Fair

At last.....I feel like I have some breathing room.

Yesterday the More Creative Bee and I set up for the Big County Fair.  I can't show you too much yet, but together we had two table settings and two Christmas trees.

My favorite projects to work on are for the tables.  The Christmas tree ornaments, tree skirt, garland, etc. all have to be handmade and I just don't love making the same thing over and over again.  Apparently I am not good at assembly lines (as evidence by my career testing way back in high school).

Now, I won't tell you how the MCB got chewed out for taking pictures (but she did) and how I got away with taking pictures of all the trees and tables (not sure how I did get away with it - believe me I'm not that surreptitious).  But anyway, I don't want to get banned from the fair, so I'm just going to show you some snippets from our tables and trees.  Full report to come AFTER the Big County Fair has started.

Our first tree is a snowman tree...
It was filled with hand beaded snowflakes and some of the cutest snowmen you'll ever see in Central California!  It's adorable (if I do say so myself).

 Our second tree was our interpretation of the theme of the fair, "A Passport to Fun."
I'll show you more soon, but the MCB made a gum wrapper garland out of maps!  I love how it turned out.  Travel was definitely way we saw this year's theme.

Our first table is for a baby shower.   
Conveniently I'm hosting a baby shower at the end of October so I'm decorating two events with one table setting.  (Do I need to explain it - killing two birds with one stone???  Please don't groan too loudly.)

 And this is our second table.  
Notice part of Worker Bee's globe collection now on display for the world to see.  I LOVE how this table came together, but you'll just have to wait for details on that story for another day.  I guess I should tell you it also follows the fair theme again – "A Passport to Fun."


Thank you so much for hanging in with me during this hectic time.  I miss visiting with so many of you.  Things will slow down a bit after Baby Bee's carnival this Friday, but it's just going to be a hectic school year.  

And can you believe I missed celebrating my birthday and blogthday with you?  I just celebrated my prime number (take your pick of prime numbers) birthday earlier in September and my third blogthday at the end of September.  You just know I'm going to have a fabulous giveaway just for you!  



  1. Can't wait to see more. Why won't they let you take pictures? Don't they know that you are a blogger, hah.

  2. Oooohhh! Great sneak peak for us! Can't wait to see more. Love the travel theme/globes for both and of course, I can't wait to see the baby shower table :)


  3. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see the final tables and trees! Good to know your hard work has reached fruition.

  4. Looking forward to seeing your tables and trees! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

  5. I just know that whatever you and MCB do, it will be just adorable and creative! Happy birthday! LOL...pick the number....20? :)


  6. I can't wait to see more. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea of a garland made from maps! That is just my cup of tea!

  7. I can't wait to see more. The globe table looks very cute.
    blessings to you.


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